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BREAKING HUMMUS NEWS3:48 pm Friday, December 3, 2010
by rachel leibold
Yes, there is breaking hummus news.
First story: The Princeton Sabra kerfuffle. AP is reporting that the referendum calling for the school to offer an alternative to Sabra hummus (which the Princeton Committee for Palestine says tramples on the rights of Palestinians because it's partially owned by pro-IDF company the Strauss Group) has been voted down by students. Thank god, I can now sleep tonight knowing that Princeton students will not be subjected to an inferior hummus.
Second story: The DePaul DeBacle. DePaul University in Chicago was probably something of an inspiration for the anti-Sabra forces at Princeton, since their food service recently stopped selling Sabra following a request by a pro-Palestinian group. However, JTA is reporting that the university is asking their food service to bring back Sabra, since the decision didn't follow proper procedures by not going through the university's Fair Business Practices Committee. The request will now go to the committee...any guesses on how that'll turn out?
This all seems rather silly, but in actuality, it's quite serious. It's part of the broader-based boycott, divestment and sanctions movement that is gaining traction around the world, and it's scary. We may think, "Oh, it's just hummus, this isn't a big deal, and it's not going to go anywhere." But that is exactly where bad things begin - on a small scale, when no one's looking. Let's all support the very yummy Sabra hummus - I know I'll be buying some this weekend!Permalink Leave a comment Spread the Word E-mail a friend
Tags: hummus, Sabra, DePaul, Princeton, BDS
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